Awesome Year End Tournament and Grading!

On Saturday December 10th, we had an amazing year-end Kids In-House Tournament and Belt Promotion as well as an awesome Adult Grading!

Our Kids Team looked really sharp and focused as they showcased great skills.  The tournament was a great success and everyone had a great time!  I was really happy to promote such an extraordinary group of great kids.  The future is very bright! Check out our gallery for photos of the event!

We also had an Adult Grading!  Fifteen adults were promoted to the next level.  Our team keeps growing and growing and I am always happy when new goals are reached!  All those who were testing were very well-prepared and very well-deserving!  I look forward to seeing the new belts get broken in! 

August is Crazy!

We have a really exciting August planned at our academy!  We are very happy to welcome back 6 time World Champion Professor Rafael Mendes to Pura BJJ | Atos Jiu Jitsu Hamilton!  He will be here on August 21st and I know he is excited to see everyone again!  

Please check out this awesome video of Professor Rafa in action at the recent Rickson Cup in Japan!  


We also have our annual BBQ/Picnic at the Binbrook Conservation Area on August 27th --> We will have mats so we can do some rolling, games, food and drinks!  Sign up today! 



Hamilton Healthy Kids!

We very excited to welcome over 75 kids to take part in two classes as part of the Hamilton Healthy Kids Passport Program!  The kids all worked extremely hard as we went through a typical Jiu-Jitsu warm-up and we also went over some basic techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!  It is always so rewarded to introduce the BJJ Lifestyle to those who have never tried it before and this was no exception.  Thank you to all those who participated and we look forward to doing it again soon!

An Evening With Professor Gui Mendes!

Thank you to everyone who came out to class on Thursday Nov 19th as we welcomed Professor Gui Mendes BACK to our academy!  It was a fantastic class!  We covered a variety of positions and new details!  It was also a special night at Pura BJJ because there were a few promotions!  Congrats to Diana C, Chris V, David D, Brad L, Kyle W, Chris S, Farshad K and a huge congratulations to Paul Zenchuk as he was awarded his Black Belt!! 

Great Time Training With Coach Gustavo Fonseca

Thank you to everyone who came out to train in the SPECIAL classes with Coach Gustavo Fonseca from AOJ!  Coach Gu taught some amazing techniques and details and everyone looked they had a fantastic time!  It is always awesome learning from someone as awesome as Coach Gu --> he is not only amazing on the mats but also off of the mat!  He is easily one of the most positive people that I know and his positivity is contagious!  I look forward to continue to drill the various positions that he taught!  Huge thanks to Roger for coming out and taking great photos!  If you are looking for a photographer contact Roger at!




Professor PJ returns from Art of Jiu Jitsu


I am back from teaching classes at the Art of Jiu Jitsu Academy in Costa Mesa/Newport Beach California!  Professors Rafael and Guilherme Mendes asked for me to cover some classes while the coaches from AOJ competed at the IBJJF European Championships.  It is definitely a great honour and I jumped at the opportunity!  I am looking forward to being back on the mats at Pura BJJ | ATOS Hamilton and I hope to see you all soon! 


Prof PJ teaching a Nogi class at AOJ.  photo credit @jujitsu4me